Last night, Sunday 30th July, marked the beginning of commemorations to mark the centenary of The Battle of Passchendaele.
In the Market Square of Ypres, a unique and dramatic event unfolded that reflected on the story and sacrifice of a hundred years ago. The imposing facade of the historic Cloth Hall was illuminated with projections, and one of the special performances of the evening was Michael’s live reading of his exclusive short story, written for the occasion.
The evening’s events can be seen here until the end of August. Michael’s reading begins at 2:12.
“Father used to tell me that when he was a littlun he used to get hisself into all sorts of trouble. He always said that the worst scrape he got hisself into, was the First World War, and the worst battle he was ever in was at Passchendaele. And he was there, all because of a horse.”